Out of School Youth



Out of School Youth


The purpose of the WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT (hereafter referred to as WIOA) is to assist individuals with securing and/or upgrading employment, training or increasing their earnings.

Attached please find the WIOA Initial Questionnaire which will better accommodate your inquiry for services through the WIOA program.

Completion of the following items is required in order to be considered for WIOA services:

  • The WIOA Initial Questionnaire
  • Illinois Job Link enrollment (https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov)
  • Illinois workNet enrollment (www.illinoisworknet.com)

Once you have completed the Initial Questionnaire, return it. You will be contacted concerning your eligibility.

Your enrollment in Illinois Job Link, Illinois workNet will be verified prior to enrollment in WIOA services.

If enrolled in the WIOA program, you will be required to make monthly contact with your career specialist and continue to provide monthly follow-up information for a period of 12 months after completion of your program.

We encourage you to start using Illinois Job Link now to aid in your job search. Individuals receiving unemployment benefits are required to register for Illinois Job Link.

Illinois workNet provides a wealth of information concerning career planning, job search, and job readiness skill-building, including resume preparation, interviewing tips and valuable training and education information. First, you need to set up your own free account by going to the website www.illinoisworknet.com. Click on the blue “Sign-Up” at the top right corner and complete the registration information. Remember to record your user name and password for future use. You can access Illinois workNet anywhere you have use of the Internet, including our WIOA offices where staff will be available to assist you.

Thank you for your interest in WIOA!


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